Green jobs take the health of the planet and its inhabitants into account at the core of their responsibilities. Whether a green job is draft-stopping a home for greater energy efficiency, or re-engineering a manufacturing line to eliminate use of toxins, or creating a new retail product from former recyclables, all have in common contributions to eco-health. In fact, virtually any regular job can become a green job if the employee is charged with overseeing sustainability goals. For example, a market analysis who traditionally might advise clients on how to maximize profit becomes a green market analyst when he or she also seeks to maximize a client’s contribution to the welfare of the Earth and its populations along with profits.
Building a green jobs economy for Massachusetts' South Coast